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  3. Avignon
  4. Châteauneuf-du-Pape

From Avignon: Wine Education with Lunch in a Private Chateau

Product ID: 33720
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Drive through the Rhone Valley's vineyards and olive groves. Learn about wine-tasting techniques at a family-owned winery. Pick up your picnic basket and enjoy a locally-sourced lunch with an extra glass of wine.
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  • Learn how to use all 5 senses to identify the wines of the Rhône Valley
  • Sample white, red, and rosé wines of the Rhône Valley's appellations
  • Enjoy some free time for lunch in Beaumes-de-Venise
  • Tour 2 wineries of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region
  • Explore a winery, from the fermentation to the bottling room
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Start this full-day wine education tour of the Rhône Valley with a scenic drive to the foot of Mont Ventoux, traveling through the vineyards of the Ventoux appellation. Here, you will visit an outstanding wine estate for a guided tour of the cellar, from the fermentation room to the bottling room.

During the day you will learn how to improve your wine knowledge using all 5 senses. Your guide will explain how to use your nose to pick up wine bouquets, and your tongue to discern the various flavors. You will taste 4-5 wines, including a white, rosé, and 2-3 reds, as well as olive oil produced on the property.

Enjoy some free time in Beaumes-de-Venise for lunch at your own expense. Starting April 1, 2019, a picnic lunch will be included. Served on the terrace of the chateau, under the shelter of centenary Plane trees. Taste terroir products (seasonal fruits and vegetables, tapenade, and goat cheese, etc.) paired with the wines of the domain.

Afterwards, spend the afternoon enhancing your wine education at 2 wineries. Learn about the terroir, origins and meaning of the AOC certification (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée), geography and landscape of the wines, and more.

Sample the pink wines of the appellation Tavel (perfect on summer days) and the fine wines of the appellation Châteauneuf du Pape, one of the Rhône Valley’s best known and distinguished wine communes.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minibus
  • Pick-up and drop off at your Avignon hotel
  • Services of a wine-expert driver/guide
  • Wine-tastings
  • Starting April 1, 2019, a picnic lunch will be included.
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Meeting point

In front of the tourist information center of Avignon, 41 cours Jean Jaurès.

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What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
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Vegetarian option available, please advise at time of booking.
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Product ID: 33720